Umlungu has been sourcing and exporting Southern African Art and Craft since 1990.
We offer consistency, quality and excellent
communication and we
understand what our Overseas customers expect.
Our aim has always been to buy each piece as
close to its source as possible, which means exploring
the Townships, Markets and Countryside of South
Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe,
Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar.
Our first Export Product was the Plastic
found on a street corner in Cape
Town. The creator was Isaac Naki,
with whom we worked closely for
the next 10 Years.
The Chicken has become a symbol
of the quirky nature and ingenuity
of local crafters to create a product
using so little – it epitomizes “Township
Umlungu forges sustainable relationships
with Crafters and exposes their
creations to an Overseas Market,
normally inaccessible to such Informal
Traders. We deal with
all our Suppliers based on Fair
Products, we have had
fun finding them and making Friends
along the way.
Please note that all Umlungu and
Tin City Products are not Toys
and made for Decorative purposes